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cain. remember in 2008 when john mccain stood up to the people who thought president obama administration was a muslim. >> no, man. he is not. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> jennifer: john mccain earned a lot of respect for standing up and being honest. mitt romney remains silent. silence in the face of these kind of comments is unacceptable. there's a saying that goes not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. joining me from washington to discuss the republican's race to the bottom is democratic strategist and syndicated columnist karl frisch, and coming to us from boston is charlie pierce, contributing editor of "esquire" magazine. both of you gentlemen welcome back inside "the war room." >> good evening, governor. >> hello, governor. how are you? >> jennifer: i am great. charlie let me start with you. how it is that mitt romney can continue to affiliation himself with people who make inane comments like those. >> first of all the jesuate fathers thought me [ inaudible ] he is silent gives consent. why has he gotten away with it -- >> jennifer: why hasn't h
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of this whole process of the editorial board that four more years of an obama administration would change any of that, and particularly momentum on the economic front was just something that this board couldn't see. >> cenk: all right now everybody is here, ana kasparian, michael shure, jayar jackson, they join us for this conversation. as i listen to that i think that's one of the dumbest things i ever heard. now we have partisan gridlocks let's make sure that we award the republicans because they won't work with the democrats let's just award the republicans. >> you be are saying there is a partisan gridlock and then you want to give the guy that will give them what they want. i don't care what they're endorsing. i feel like as a newspaper you should not be endorsing anybody. i don't care in it's the editorial board i'm not interested in that. >> cenk: we discussed that earlier in the day. we know that newspapers have been endorsing candidates for a long time. why do they do that? >> generally the history of the newspaper endorsement was about the best chance for good change in that localit
administration where they nod at the problem they say they'll study it but action is not made. >> eliot: reese, we come back to you. in the first term of president obama. there was a nod. we have the waxman markie bill which was a thoughtful step forward and then silence over the next couple of years. even if president obama is re-elected and i think he will be will he put this back on the agenda, and if he does, what should the centerpiece be in the tester of climate change. >> it's got to be the center of his platform because we've wasted so much time. look there is no debate. i've been working it for a quarter of a century in the climate change arena. and anybody in our arena will tell you that we're not into change we're into rapid change. so now what we've got to do is we got to protect all of our cities whether it's the coastal cities whether it's building levies whether its getting--we've got to get into a situation here, eliot where our citizens are safe. there is a terrific amount of misinformation. like for instance the antarctic is gaining ice. that is utter flummery. the anti-arcti
of the first accomplishments of the obama administration was the development and the dissemination of the vaccine for that new virus that popped up, h1n1. it killed the group in between and that was an unbelievable accomplishment and the democrats never brag about it. >> bill: i forgot about that. but there are many, many, many roles where things -- look at our federal interstate highway system, right? look at the air traffic air-traffic controller system. there are some things -- look at the defense of our country. but it is not just the military. there's some things -- look at our transportation system that government does better, where the role of government is necessary to bring all of us together because what is a government? the government is just us working together to solve problems and to create a better america. so this anti-government rhetoric from paul ryan, from the tea party, hating government and from mitt romney, that's what he's all about. hurricane sandy proves that is dangerous. not just wrong. da
to jail. >> stephanie: and ben, reassure my listeners, because it seems like the obama administration has pretty much been all over this. obviously we have won at the courthouse in pretty much every state, in this wisconsin one, they wrote there are certainly concerns under wisconsin law, take all necessary steps to protect the rights of our voters. it seems like the obama team is really on the ball on this am i right? >> yes, [ inaudible ] has done a great job of frankly rebuilding a function that had been almost completely decimated by the bush administration, but we have seen since 2000 secretaries of state across the country, hyperpartism, and engaging in behavior that is anti-democratic, and goes against the spirit and the express purpose of their positions. >> stephanie: yeah. ben, absolutely, too many people have died for this right. do not let them take away your right to vote. tell people where they can go to find out the rights in their state. >> folks can go to naacp.org and text v-o-t-e to 6227 and get it that way. and you are so right. and that's one
the obama administration has reorganized fema and put a guy in charge of it who wasn't in charge of dancing horses. last night there were national guard troops all over the place, especially in jersey and they were deployed in both states and again, i think the real test of how this will be politicized begins now. it will be cleanup rescue efforts, getting the folks who are stands especially seniors, and that's how state and local governments will be judged. i think really they are going to try to politicize this either way. if it goes well the democrats will celebrate, and if it goes poorly, the republicans will try to smear it. i'm so proud of new york and jersey, and i just -- it's really amazing how people are just so tough in this part of the world, and manhattan is completely isolated from the rest of america, but what else is new? so we'll see what happens. >> john stay safe in manhattan, and thank for checking in. we'll probably check in with you next hour. >> i'll be around. thanks guys. >> all right. we'll be checking with charlie pierce as well. be
. they did not like the neo-conservative overreach of the administration so he wound up voting for barack obama in 2008. john mccain was aggressively pro war in middle east, and appeared to be headed in the wrong direction by colin powell. the same neo-conservatives have gone into the romney camp. so colin powell is behind barack obama again. >> he the president got us out of war, and did not get us in any new wars i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on with respect to governor romney i have the utmost respect for him. but as i listen to what his proposals are, especially with respect to dealing with our most significant issue with the economy, it's cut taxes and compensate for that with other things. but that compensation does not cover all of the cuts intended or the new expenses associated with defense. >> cenk: so interesting intelligent comments about mitt romney foreign policy and domestic policy. but john sunuunu has a different idea why colin powell is backing barack obama. >> frankly when you take a look at colin powell. you have to wonder if that is based on issues
talk about the mainstream media coverage this week. i love what you said. you said if obama had been as clueless pandering and flop sweaty as romney in this foreign debate pundits around the country would have said they would have covered a romney administration. since the demonstration won, most would say romney didn't do too badly. that's bull crap. romney lost big time. he acted like sarah palin, a talking point machine who couldn't string together a proposition or a thought. he looked like nixon on meth sputtering useless and [ bleep ] so sweaty. it was a disaster and you're right. there is still this false equivalency in the mainstream media, isn't there? >> exactly. if obama flops everybody's talking about it. this gets back to what we talked about last week. if a democrat flops democrats are willing to say okay, we screwed up. but if a republican flops, it is immediately circle the wagons and we're certainly not going to spin this in any way other than the greatest triumph that anyone has ever had at a de
presidential and it's nicely placed. again to give president to president obama, he said that he would focus on fema. here's what president obama said during the debates back in 2007. >> obama: we've got to make sure we have an effective emergency response, something this administration failed to do when we had a hurricane in new orleans. i think we have to review how we operate in the event of not only a natural disaster, but also a terrorist attack. >> cenk: it turns out he was right and preparedness is very, very important, in fact getting high praise from this gentlemen all week long. >> he has worked very, voluntary closely with me and i can't thank the president enough for working with our state and the people of our state. >> cenk: that has made rush limbaugh very, very angry. >> chris christie is the only republican not just praising obama. i mean, it's -- it's -- let me just put it this way. is it wrong for one man to love another man? but that man-love out there it's isolated to the state of new jersey. >> cenk: man i love that, because when chris christie is being a tough guy and
everybody is all right and it is a rare moment where a republican praises president obama. now, one republican who did not was the former fema director under george w. bush, michael brown. if you don't remember who michael brown is, you might remember this moment during the bush administration. >> there will be plenty of opportunities to help later on. right now, the immediate concern is to save lives and get food and medicine to people so we can stabilize the situation. i want to thank you all and brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. the fema director is working 24/7. [ applause ] >> cenk: well, that became a big dispute later. michael brown spoke out today and said that president obama was moving too fast during this storm which is fascinating. and he then went on to clarify he said in the context of the election, i simply said he should have waited, the storm was still forming people were debating whether it was going to be as bad as expected or not and i noted that the president should have let the governors and
was strong on defense, and the bush administration pointed out the he wasn't. and exsal ration cuts both ways. >> jennifer: i'm sure that is true. 80% of theed a by president obama this time around are negative. while 84% of mitt romney's are negative. is that more than in the past? >> yeah it's a lot more. there has been a steady increase in negativity since 1960. 2008 broke the record at that point in time and it was about 65% in 2008, and now it is going to be above 80. and it will going to continue until the very end, because these parties both have problems and we have super pacs that have money to burn. >> and these things must work right? >> well they wshg, but in this particular campaign, there are so few undecided that i expect that there are millions and millions of dollars being spent without much movement. >> jennifer: what role -- obviously the media has a role -- and the news media has a role in there. >> i think you hit on a very tab issue. in 1988 advertisement started to get the at attention of the news media, and ever since 1988, they have been given tr
badly for obama. at first we're all in this together, let's do this, and then people start to get their patience and emotion run very thin. >> we gave the administration 1 trillion-dollar to beef up the infrastructure. if they spent 1 trillion-dollar burying the grid underground so every time there is a 50 mph wind we don't have half the countries losing power. that would have been good use. >> cenk: by the way there was $150 billion for infrastructure in the stimulus bill which the republicans and fox news vehemently objected to. when it's convenient they turn around and say i wish we had a stimulus for infrastructure. our crews are back, mark, ana jayar, right? so does fox have any point here? is there something here, political ramifications. >> it's shameful what they're doing politicsize a disaster like this. yes, maybe there should have been better infrastructure, maybe we should have been more prepared, but it's not resting solely on the president's shoulders. it's kicking people while they're down. >> and to call up jimmy carter. he was president during an energy crisis tha
businessmen. on the administration side, the numbers are proof we are continuing to heal and the slight up tick is an adjustment that comes from calculations that include more people entering the work force. president obama speaking just moments ago in hilliard ohio. >> obama: we have made real progress, but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> remember when mitt romney went to london and insulted the english? now he's proving he doesn't even have to be in the country to of fen it. romney asked the crowd if we were on the road to looking like greece, or italy, or spain. the under secretary fired back. and he says romney has no knowledge of what is going on in europe, and any comparison is a rookie error from someone who has never ruled before. >> and never been to italy clearly. >> so he is managing to be an equal opportunity offender both here and abroad. we'll be right back after the break. ♪ our country's future depends on you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. take the time
are wondering when this comes. this is barack obama's katrina moment. for gorge bush hurricane katrina was a significant turning point in undermining his aura as you say with the public because there was a mismatch between what his administration was saying and what people could see on their television sets. so for barack obama he has got to get this right, because otherwise people will see this as political disaster and another point, you know, he has got to make sure that this isn't politicized. >> jennifer: how do you do that when you are one week before an election? >> sure. i think he has done a good job of reaching out to both republican and democratic governors and mayors. george bush -- his administration provided some help to republican governors that democratic governors didn't get. new orleans wasn't included in the federal state of emergency. >> jennifer: and james do you think, first of all that the decision to halt the campaigns, for example, that is a no-brainer, right? >> yeah absolutely. and i think particularly in the case of obama talking to f
no to that pipeline, i will never know. >> obama: we have opened up public plans. we're drilling more on public lands than the previous administration and the previous president was an oil man. >> romney: more drilling and more permits and licenses. >> obama: we made the largest investment in clean coal technology. >> romney: in the last four years you cut lances on federal land and waters in half. >> obama: not true. >> romney: how much did you cut them. >> obama: not true. governor, we produced more oil. >> cenk: yeah, i'm more pro-oil more pro-coal and then i brag that i drill more than president bush. and then bragging how romney isn't pro coal enough. i was. >> listening to governor romney talking about how he was the champion of coal. when he was the governor, he stood in front of a coal fire plant and said this plant kills people. now he's running around talking like he's mr. coal. come on. come on. you know that's not on the level. does anybody ever actually look at that guy and think he's really into coal? >> cenk: ha, ha, ha, romney is not into coal enough. if you elect an democrat we'll re
gets it. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] paper has endorsed president. during his administration, president obama has provided pragmatic centrist leadership that has served the nation well. he's dealt effectively with the economic recession at home and abroad. much of which he inherited from his predecessor. his bailout helped prevent the recession from becoming a depression. who said that? the toledo blade. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] jobless rates are still too high. imagine the economies of ohio and michigan would look like today if mr. obama had not presided over the rescue of injury -- general motors. they depend on 850,000 jobs. they created the assembly and parts jobs in ohio. without it, chrysler and begin would have gone out of business and domestic industry supply chain would have collapsed taking ford with them. instead, u.s. auto makers are achieving huge gains in the fuel efficiency of their cars and trucks. who said that? >> mitt romney. >> stephanie: no. they go on to say the bailouts began
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